Breaking Ground on the New SFMOMA

To herald the start of construction on our new 225,000-square-foot Snøhetta-designed expansion, SFMOMA held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 29, 2013. Some 300 supporters — including San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Jane Kim, and a class of first graders from Bessie Carmichael Elementary School — grabbed hard hats and gathered at the construction site behind the museum to help kick off the next chapter in SFMOMA's history.

  • Total running time: 3 min. 6 sec.

  • SFMOMA Release Date: July 2013